10 Things to Do in Idrija That You Shouldn't Miss

August 19, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Discover the best top things to do in Idrija, Slovenia including Idrija Mercury Mine, Gewerkenegg Castle, Idrija Municipal Museum, Tourist Information Centre Idrija, Idrija Kamst, Idrija War Museum, Miner's House, Topilnica Hg, Francis' Shaft, Divje Jezero.
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1. Idrija Mercury Mine

Bazovishka ulica 2, Idrija 5280, Slovenia +386 31 810 194
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4.5 based on 133 reviews

Idrija Mercury Mine

Reviewed By JurijKobal - Rijeka, Croatia

Going to the mine is a unique thing to do anyway and here you are going in all the way you can imagine. Helmets on and Srečno. The guide was amazing, the people there at the museum very helpful and here you are it was wonderful. No preparation needed and no special tools or equipment just go and have fun.

2. Gewerkenegg Castle

Prelovcheva ulica 9, Idrija 5280, Slovenia +386 5 372 66 00
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4 based on 36 reviews

Gewerkenegg Castle

Reviewed By Natasa K - Ljubljana, Slovenia

We visit this castel during our stay in Idrija. It is a great castle, ver well renovated. There is a city museum in the castle with the collection of mining history documents, stones and laces which are hand made in Idrija by local women and very well known.
It was a great tour. We took also guide to the outher parts of the museum: mining house, Frančečka jašek and Jožefov jaše with a lot of mining devices, trains, house equipment.
You can really feel how miners lived in those days.
You can leran a lot by visiting this museum.

3. Idrija Municipal Museum

Prelovcheva ulica 9, Idrija 5280, Slovenia +386 5 372 66 00
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Idrija Municipal Museum

Reviewed By Ales11_11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

If you happen to be in Idrija take a look at the museum which explains the history of the small city and has nice collection of minerals.

4. Tourist Information Centre Idrija

Mestni trg 2, Idrija 5280, Slovenia +386 5 374 39 16
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Tourist Information Centre Idrija

Idrija Tourist Information Centre provides excellent service from knowledgeable staff. Tourism services include information about accommodation, events,local businesses, gift shop, brochures and maps.

Reviewed By Colchestered - Colchester, United Kingdom

Very little information particularly about walks. They could really get lots more people to this area if they just create some minor infrastructure for visitors.

5. Idrija Kamst

Vodnikova Ulica, Idrija 5280, Slovenia +386 5 372 66 13
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Idrija Kamst

Reviewed By CKTruck - Dargaville, Nz

Urban, one of the staff from the Museum at the castle, took us for an excellent 1 hour walk across Idrija explaining to us about the history of mercury mining in Idrija and how the industry changed over the years. Finished at the amazing kamst - which is another word for 'water wheel'. It is 13.5metres in diameter. Urban was non-technical but very interesting and with a good sense of humour. We are a New Zealand couple in our late 60's and we handled the 1 hour walk easily. Warmly recommended.

6. Idrija War Museum

Trg Sv. Ahacija 4, Idrija 5280, Slovenia +386 41 407 651
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Idrija War Museum

Reviewed By Anthony C - Jamestown, New York

This starts from WW I and takes you to modern times, the gentleman is very knowledgeable, but speaks Slovenian so bring an interpreter, or maybe this can be arranged. For a small museum, it is jammed packed with items of interest. From the italians that occupied, to the Germans in WW II (event an autograph from Hitler, and authentic) to the Parisian movement to Tito, to the Yugoslavian army. The gentleman in charge was event part of the elite Yugoslavian Presidential guard, and at the end I was event offered some blueberry snaps, :) was delicious.

7. Miner's House

Bazovishka ulica 4, Idrija 5280, Slovenia +386 5 372 66 00
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4 based on 5 reviews

Miner's House

The miner's house was built at the end of the 18th century and has preserved the main features of typical Idrija architecture and living culture of the past. The structure of the house, except for the foundataions and cellar, is built almost entirely of wood, while the roof is covered with fir boards – »sinklni«. The ground floor is furnished in the style of the first half of the 20th century.

Reviewed By Katherine C

Only the ground floor is furnished, but it is interesting. just next door to the Francis Mine. You need to book a visit with a guide from the Castle Museum ... really no hassle here and worth doing all three small museums (House, Francis and Wheel) to help you really get an understanding of the workings of the mine.

8. Topilnica Hg

Arkova ulica 50, Idrija 5280, Slovenia +386 5 374 39 20
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4 based on 5 reviews

Topilnica Hg

Reviewed By Kezy1

We visited here after going down the mine. It was a little tricky to find - some additional signage would be helpful. We were the only people there so had a guide all to ourselves! He was friendly and informative with outstanding English. The tour was fascinating and lasted about 30 minutes. The exhibition was well thought through with both information boards and some interactive activities. Highly recommended.

9. Francis' Shaft

Bazovishka ulica 2, Idrija 5280, Slovenia +386 5 372 66 14
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Francis' Shaft

Reviewed By Miha P - Maribor, Slovenia

An old shaft and part of metal foundry are now open for visitors. They prepared new exhibition with exact description of mercury extraction. Very interestin when you combine it with old shaft - (Antonijev rov) and with main presentation in the museum. Worth a visit. You will need more than an hour.

10. Divje Jezero

Idrija, Slovenia
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3 based on 1 reviews

Divje Jezero

Reviewed By Ilario B - Bergamo, Italy

Grazioso laghetto di origine carsica (non ha apparenti affluenti perché la sorgente è un lungo sifone sotterraneo, non del tutto esplorato, è incassato in un cerchio di montagne e si raggiunge solo a piedi (pochi passi dal parcheggio)

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